The Rivers State House of Assembly has accused Governor Siminalayi Fubara of engaging in illegality following his recent appointments.
The allegation was made by the assembly’s speaker, Martin Amaewhule, during an unscheduled plenary on Monday, January 29, at the Assembly Quarters in Port Harcourt, the state capital.
The Majority Leader of the House, Major Jack, who drew the attention of the Speaker to the recent appointments by the governor, noted that he appointed heads of three parastatals of government namely Local Government Service Commission, Bureau of Public Procurement, and New City Development Authority.
After the speaker explained that the mode of appointment was provided for in the law and there’s no provision for acting chairmen, the lawmakers entered a debate and some raised questions about the legal existence of the New City Development Authority.
The speaker, Martin accused the governor of tyranny even as the House resolved to write a letter to him warning against his actions.